Creating Sound Business Processes Can Limit Your Business Liabilities

Creating Sound Business Processes Can Limit Your Business Liabilities

Whether you do business as a sole proprietor, are a shareholder in closely held corporation, a member of an LLC, or operate a public company as an officer or director, creating and maintaining good business processes can help limit your business’s internal and external liabilities.…

What Can A Confidentiality Agreement or NDA Do For My Business?

What Can A Confidentiality Agreement or NDA Do For My Business?

Your business can use confidentiality Agreements, sometimes referred to as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), under a variety of circumstances to help protect its intellectual property, data, customer lists, proprietary and confidential business information, and other trade secrets from adverse uses by others. Often, a Confidentiality Agreement…

Protecting Your Business from Consumer Protection Litigation in Oregon

Protecting Your Business from Consumer Protection Litigation in Oregon

If your business engages in the sale of “real estate, goods, or services” or collection matters in Oregon, your business is subject to statutory consumer protections contained in Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act (UTPA), ORS 646.605, et. al.  The UTPA contains broad enforcement authority and…

What it Means for Employees in an "At Will" Employment State like Oregon

What it Means for Employees in an "At Will" Employment State like Oregon

Oregon is an “At Will” employment state, which generally means that either an employee or an employer may terminate an employment relationship with or without cause at any time.  There is an exception to “At Will” employment if a contract of employment exists between an…

Who Can I Contact to Discuss My Legal Issues with in Oregon and Washington?

Who Can I Contact to Discuss My Legal Issues with in Oregon and Washington?

If you live in Oregon or Washington, you may be looking for an attorney.  However, like many people, you may not know who to talk to contact.  We recommend you talk first with trusted friends and colleagues to see if they can make an appropriate…

You’ve Been Sued in Oregon!  How to Deal With Your Complaint

You’ve Been Sued in Oregon! How to Deal With Your Complaint

After getting over your initial shock of being served with a lawsuit by the Sheriff or other process server, you should carefully read your Summons and Complaint and strongly consider consulting with an Oregon attorney immediately.  The time to respond to your Complaint is subject…